new post on UbiBlog has details on Hope County, Montana, the setting of Far
Cry 5, accompanied by a
new trailer showing off gameplay in Holland Valley. The accompanying update
is lengthy, so here's a bit:
THE WORLD ON YOUR TERMS
The entirety of Hope County is yours to explore however you like, whether by
truck, on foot, in a helicopter, or in a plane. It also has what might be the
best twist on fast-travel ever, in that you have the choice to either teleport
straight to a destination, or to appear in the sky hundreds of feet above it,
using your wingsuit and parachute to get around quickly and make a dramatic
There’s a lot to discover in Hope County, too; poking around its wooded trails
might reveal signposts that point to places to hunt, fish, or go skydiving.
Hidden prepper caches can yield piles of money and guns, but only if you can get
past their puzzles, challenges, or resident wolverines. You might even discover
a plaque commemorating the impossible deeds of ’70s daredevil Clutch Nixon, at
which point you’ll be able to, say, re-create his literally on-fire rally run
through sprinkler checkpoints that delay your inevitable explosion.
Quinn wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 12:22: My favorite Far Cry order: 2, 3, 1, Primal, 4.
Far Cry 4 always felt like a Far Cry 3 DLC/expansion to me. I couldn't get myself to appreciate the game at all.
This game again looks like Far Cry 3 in a new setting. So far, though, it looks like I'll really love this setting.
Weird, 4 is easily better than FC3 in every way. Better enemies, better animals, better NPCs, better vehicles, better characters, better world-building, better story, more interesting terrain, better mission design. You also get the wing suit right away.
I think FC4 is in many ways the Fallout: New Vegas of the Far Cry series. FO3 left a better first impression than NV and FC3 left a better first impression than FC4. However, like FO:NV, FC4 got better the more you played it while FC3 got worse. If you didn't play much of FC4, you really ought to give it another shot.